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Anal incontinence (AI) in women is a common debilitating condition, with pregnancy and childbirth being major contributory factors.
Obese women were also twice as likely to have anal incontinence than were normal-weight women, reported Dr.
Luber's advice for women with overactive bladders and urgency to urinate, involuntary leaking of urine during physical activity, anal incontinence or sagging pelvic organs is to get educated through internet research or books on the subject, and then find a physician who is trained in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery to seek treatment.
Major finding: Women training for triathlons have a high prevalence of stress urinary incontinence (37%), urgency urinary incontinence (16%), anal incontinence (37%), and components of the female athlete triad.
Does the mode of delivery predispose women to anal incontinence in the first year postpartum?
Anal Incontinence -- The inability to control bowel function, affects up to 17 million people of all ages in the U.
Many can be repaired with a simple procedure called a fistulotomy, but approximately 30 percent of anal fistulas are considered complex and require alternative treatments less likely to prevent anal incontinence.
Anal incontinence is defined as involuntary loss of faeces or flatus.
BALTIMORE - Anal sphincter laceration is significantly associated with anal incontinence 5-10 years after a woman's first delivery and has significant impact on quality of life, compared with women who had a vaginal delivery without laceration and women who had cesarean section.
MONTREAL -- Anal incontinence is four times more prevalent than previously thought, and it affects older men and women almost equally, according to what British researchers describe as the first systematic review of the prevalence of this disorder.
Pain is the complaint that most often induces patients to request a surgical procedure called a sphincterotomy, an operation which is associated with a reported incidence of anal incontinence of up to 35%.